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I am Miss Marple and a contributor at this site, I have met many victims here at this site and I wanted to create an thread for those who are interested to find out how you recognize African male scammers. I met an scammer while ago, and he came from Nigeria and he tried to scam me, that’s why I created this thread so you can save some time and hopefully your Money by reading this general information I have written here.
I have made studies of African scammers in general and collected some stuff. I will represent here some basic information and some good advices what you can think about when you are out on the dating sites and online, which are the best ways to avoid scammers and learn how to spot them.

Are you an woman and have met the most wonderful, good looking and to good to be true man on the internet? He is also very smart, well educated, working probably as an constructor or engineer and travels a lot in his job, He tells you that he is an widower and has raised his child all alone, and he is now looking for true love. He falls in love very quickly and wants to marry you and wants to meet you soon. Suddenly he must travel to Africa. To Nigeria, Ghana, Ivory coast or another west African country for work and he will come back soon to meet you soon as possible. During his visit he gets in lot of trouble, he gets sick or have accidents. And he suddenly needs money, his credit card is not good enough or he’s has trouble to get his money from his account. Then he begins to ask for money.
Is this something you recognize?? You have probably met an scammer from Africa. Nigeria, Ghana and Ivory coast, Senegal and Dakar is the most common countries where scammers comes from, but they do operate with accomplices from European countries also as Germany, Holland and United Kingdom. Malaysia and China has also reported more scammers activities the latest time.
There is lot of different scams, Lottery scams, Charity scams, credit card scams and spams (Variation from the 419 scam)and other different types of scams, But this is page is only about ROMANCE SCAMMERS or DATING SCAMMERS

You can find scammers on every Dating site, Face book, and My space and many other different communities .Please read the profiles and look at the photographs, the photos are always stolen from agency models and sometimes from other victims as identity theft: the agency you can check is You can also search for photographs in picture search in database at this site and scamdigger where you upload an photo and see if the scammer is reported in another site If you think you have contact with an scammer by email, read these general warning signs


1.Scammers use templates before they starts to ask for money and there is variations in time in that also before they do that from 2 weeks until 2-3 years. Scammers use templates because they scam many people at the same time and have no time to write personal mails.
2.Look for the language, scammers has often very bad grammar and their skills in European language is bad, the templates are often translated by GOOGLE
3.They fell in love very quickly and talk about endless and undying LOVE
4.Avoiding your questions in the mails (typical for scammers who use templates) but variations do exist in this also.
5. Asking money from strangers is a scam, African, Russian, man,woman makes NO DIFFERENCE!
6.The scammer tells you to end your dating site account because you are the only true love for him (this is the way he can control the victim)
7.Scammers uses an +44 as an UK number to confuse victims with that they are in UK but they are in fact in Nigeria . ID Spoofing
8.If it sounds to good to be true it is often that also.

What can you do to protect yourself?

You must protect yourself even if it is not an scammer you are talking to. Never give out any personal information to somebody that you don’t know such your home address, telephone numbers no bank account/credit card numbers or other sensitive information as log in to your email addys or other accounts .Scammers asks for telephone numbers so they can convince people with their undying love as they asks for money, so don’t give out any phone numbers to foreigners. As scammers are criminal in the cyber world their knowledge in computers are very good .Get yourself an good Antivirus program to protect you from malware and spams, never click on links that unknown people sends you in mails, there could be an trojan waiting for you. As trojan is an malware and is created to steal and copy information from other computers.

How do scammers work out and how do you recognize them??

Maybe you are talking for the moment with an scammer but nothing is not what it appears to be as the wonderful man you talking to is an criminal sitting in a internet cafe and knows exactly what he is doing ,because he has done this so many times before that you can’t even imagine that your lovely man is only an criminal and wants to have your money, they are trained to be psychological and knows exactly what to talk and uses your weaknesses to get you into the trap. They send you gifts and talks poetry to you to get you really fall in love. And when you are enough in love then they starts to ask for money. They suddenly gets in to trouble and get into accidents and make up fake stories and involves other scammers also pretending to be doctors and lawyers or barristers that the story sound so real as possible, so that the victim feels empathy and open up the wallet to the scammer. They ask money for anything, from food to hospital bills, they can even send you fake documents that you have to sign your personal information that you suddenly can get involved in the crimes to without any knowledge of what you have really got involved into. As scammers are criminals they are involved in money laundry and drugs. They use most Western union to transfers to receive money from victims, but money gram is also more common now. Scammers uses stolen identities from other victims from another earlier scams or stolen from internet also. So the names they use to collect your money in are not their own names. So catch theses scammers are very difficult because of this.
The grammar is very bad as their skills are not good in English so they use templates translated by some translator and many time the scammers uses GOOGLE to translate their letters, so look for the language in the letters you receive from the scammers. Scammers uses much religion also in their scams they talk many times that they are GOD fearing and pretend to be very religious. often the scammers has children and they are widowers also, because in this way they can affect the victims in a emotionally way to the single mothers, everybody can be scammed but they often seek for single women with kids and in the age of 40, as people has generally made carrier and has an stabile economic situation as that attract scammers of course.

What can you do if you suspect you talking to an scammer?

If you suspect that the person you are talking to on the internet is an scammer, there is sites where you can seek for photographs, as I have put an link in the beginning of this information, but there is others you can do also, if you have contact with an scammer through email, you can look up the IP address, that the person uses and see if the person uses forged IP or has been reported to an scammer site. If the IP address is forged it is absolutely an scam, no real and honest person uses forged IP address, and if they begin to start talking about Africa that they are travelling to Nigeria or Ghana for business or work it is an scam also. Even if they have not asked for money yet it can be an scammers as well, as they can wait with that question a long time. Look for information on the internet what your love is doing and report scammers to sites because only by reporting scammers you reduce the scammers to operate and scam other people. Talk to other people about scamming and inform your friends who you also are talking to on the internet. If you have been scammed you must of course report this crime to the nearest authorities in your hometown and country. And here I have some links where you can find also information what you can do if you have been scammed, but I must put out an warning if you want to report scammers to authorities in Africa be careful who you are talking to, and also find out if it is real people you have contact with, as scammers abuses also this and goes under fake persons and scams people by saying the helping scammed people, there is a lot of fake detectives, so be careful who you are talking to and who you leave your personal information to.

And in this link you have more information of what you can do if you
are scammed.

Many thanks to DOC with the language/Translation,OJAS with good and informative links,and many thanks to and all other contributors and friends here at this site.

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2012-02-23, 20:21:00
anonymous from United States  
No.. I do not have anyone I can talk with.. I have never told my family or friends about sending money to that man.. I was too ashamed that I let my self get into this mess.. my family all think the worse of me.. Being depressed .. crying.. and broke.. they assumed it was drug related.. I have changed my email.. & my phone number.. and I have blocked him on my FB account.. I am staying away from him .. He turns my stomach and I want no part of him.. I am not a young woman.. I am older and I should have been smarter than I was.. I swear as God as my witness.. It will not happen to me again..Thank You for your concern..I have never told anyone else about this..Thank You again for reading my message and answering..
2012-02-24, 07:21:06
Miss Marple  
Well here you do not need to be ashamed ! I know it took me an while to tell my friend what have been happened to me also.I felt humiliated that someone can fool me like that.Unfortunatley it it still many women and men that never comes forward to report the scams becuase the shame they feel and those are the ones that suffers in the silent instead.It is very tragic .But you are very brave you come here now .I know that you deffend your self with that you should have known better becuase you are older,but i know for an fact these scammers can cheat and lure whom ever it is ,even if you are young,old whatever background you have ,what ever status you have in the society .It does not matter.The people who gets scammed are not aware of these sort of scams how can they know ?

I had no idea what romance scammers was even before i came to this site.It took me an time to understand that the scammer i met was not the man on the photo,i got in love with an photo.My escape was that i had no money to give as i was an poor student ,but if i would have the money i would probably sent the scammer money.It was just an moment of luck that escaped me.That is why i am here becuase this makes me angry and upset still and i want to help people to see the signs and get people informed about scams online.

I do not want you to feel ashamed anymore and even if you do not tell your family and friends that you are scammed you have told me atleast.I know also that there is no help out in the society for victims on scams as the knowledge what scams online are is so reduced still even today.I hope i can release little bit of your burdon from your shoulders ! Please make postings ,please share your story here on this forum as your story and your knowledge help other women and men that are in the same situation to make them feel that they are not alone !

All kind regards //Miss Marple//
2012-02-24, 10:28:02
Miss Marple  
Phone numbers that scammers uses:

+4470 numbers are a major red flag when it comes to scams!

Personal forwarding phone numbers (also called 'UK global redirects') are easily recognized, and they are a major red flag when it comes to identifying scams or scammers. The number is often given in the format +447024013818. The country code, (the +44) seemingly indicates that the number is UK-based number. The 70 prefix, however, identifies it as a personal forwarding number.


UK 070 'personal telephone numbers'* often appear in Internet fraud mail. Criminals use these numbers to support scams in which they claim to represent the UK national lottery and other British institutions

Many advance fee fraud ('419') spam emails and all advance fee fraud letters contain a telephone number for contacting the sender. In most cases these involve mobile phones, but fixed lines are used too.

+60 Numbers used by scammers operating from Malaysia (Nigerian scammers)


Area code 809 scam:

876 is a Jamaican # for International Rate Charge Scam:

Consumer Fraud Reporting
Phone Country Codes:

2012-02-27, 11:33:26   (updated: 2012-02-27, 11:34:47)
anonymous from United States  
I wrote in here earlier that I was talking to a man who says he is in Chicago.. He calls 3 or 4 times a day ..and it is a Chicago based number..We have been talking for about 2 months.. Now he says he wants to come to see me.. but he has to take leave from the company he works for and they will call me to verify that he is coming here.. He told me to tell them that I am going to be his wife.. He said I need to have $722 ready to send to the head office in Ca.. to pay for his airline ticket and other things that need to be paid by Wednesday.. because he wont get his money for his job until he is here.. He told earlier that he had $58.000 saved up.. but yet does not have the money to pay for his ticket.. His place of employment is suppose to email me an itinerary for his flight and I am to send it back to him.. None of this makes any sense.. He has a Spanish accent.. And his english is very good.. That is what really confused me with him.. I have been scammed once before and do not intend to let it happen again.. I dont know how to go about to check him out without having to pay a fee.. I have googled his name and email address several times with no luck.. I have tried call reverse search with no luck.. How can I check him out??? I want to know for sure if he is a scammer..Or is this one of the tactics they use??? I dont want to appear niave.. but I want to be sure what I am dealing with.. Please advise me!!!!!!
2012-02-27, 12:09:05
Miss Marple from United States  
@2012-02-27, 11:33:26 (updated: 2012-02-27, 11:34:47)
Thank you for posting here,it is an strange storry and for it smells scam unfortunately ,the person talks about money already for you and he wants you to send him money for an flight ticket ..he has told you that you are going to be his wife before you even met for real,that is also very suspicious for me..even if it is an Chicago based number it do not mean that this person is in this country ,you can spoofe phones ( scammers do this offen to victims to pretend to be in USA instead of Nigeria or Ghana..ok whatever you do do not send any money..!!!

You can check his IP number ,start with the first mail and then check several headers do you know how to do that? If not i will help you ! Here is an link below for you go in there and check how to open up headers in mails,there are options if you are hotmail,gmail user..

How to trace the header and find the IP:copy and paste the header into the tracer and run
and you will get the result.


Please come back and tell me the result ,but i already smell SCAM so please do not send money!!!!

All kind regards //Miss Marple//
2012-02-27, 15:20:46
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2012-02-27, 15:29:35
anonymous from United States  
When a person sends me a text to my phone from his computer.. I have noticed the number comes up 1110440120 or 1110440102..1110440160...1110440405... is that an indication they could be from the same area ??? The last 3 numbers are different.. but the first 7 numbers are always the same.. These are from 4 different men.. These are not the only men I have heard from who had these same 7 numbers...
2012-02-27, 16:10:25
anonymous from United States  
Have got IP address shows in US..So now dont know what to think..
2012-02-27, 16:26:22
anonymous from United States  
I checked the IP address.. It comes up in Chicago.. and another one he shows Louisiana,.. The 1st one says comcast is the internet provider.. The second one is blu something.. But he says I am to send the money to the head office in Ca. for his his ticket and other expenses.. He also has an Aunt supposedly in Spain that I received mail from.. I still am not sending any money.. I dont know these people and am not taking a chance
2012-02-27, 16:48:14
Miss Marple from United States  
US:2012-02-27, 16:10:25
Scammers goes under open proxys to hide theire real locations ,lot of scammers goes under fake IPs ..this story is so weird ,it is an typical scammer that says he is going to meet soon and talks that he has money but,when the day comes to the meeting suddenly they do not have any money and asks for money to the flight ticket ,so the IPs show it is Chicago and another is Louisiana ..why he has he different IP numbers??? can you check more headers?
I am quite sure this is an scammer !! There are no honest and real men that asks for MONEY.!!.and the time frame in this, you have talked to him as 2 months matches also into an scammers behaviour when it comes to asking for money...

//Miss Marple//
2012-02-27, 17:40:49
Miss Marple from United States  
RE:2012-02-27, 16:26:22

You could create an account here on and i can send you my emailaddy to you and we can communicate per mail instead,i can check headerss and photos for you .Go in to the link below and follow the instructions just .when you have created an account you can send me an message by cklick on the envelope by my user name on each comment i am making here.I relly want to help you out ,i do not want you to get scammed !

All kind regards //Miss Marple//

2012-02-27, 18:55:03
Miss Marple from United States  

2012-02-27, 15:29:35

When a person sends me a text to my phone from his computer.. I have noticed the number comes up 1110440120 or 1110440102..1110440160...1110440405... is that an indication they could be from the same area ???

Found one hit on one number posted here and it leaded me to an scammer in from Nigeria/Ghana that uses phone numbers posted below ,so my conclusion is that it can come from the same internet cafe maybe ??

+13475840176 and +13475840176 and has

2012-02-27, 19:06:03
Miss Marple from United States  
Phone countrycodes/ numbers to Ghana /Nigeria

Ghana     Mobile     +23320, +23324, +23327, +23328
Ghana     Landline     +233

Nigeria     Lagos     +2341
Nigeria     Mobile     +23490, +234703, +234802, +234803, +234804, +234805, +234806, +234807, +234808
Nigeria     Landline     +234
2012-02-28, 12:38:46
Miss Marple from United States  
Friday, February 10, 2012
Bryan Wesley - Victims Story of A Nigerian Scammer

Hi, I wanted to share my story that I spent the last month of my life experiencing. On January 8th, I was browsing on a dating site that I had been a member of for almost three months and my subscription was about to expire. I had not been on the site in over a month because after the first couple of men that I met, I knew that this was NOT the place to meet that 'special someone' in my life. However, I am not sure why I was on the site that day, but I was and it changed my LIFE forever.
I was browsing some of the pictures that were on the site and I came across the handsome young man in a picture with his daughter. I can not remember much about what his profile said, nor do I remember anything much about what he was looking for, I just saw that he was new to the site and he 'claimed' to be from an area near my house. Since he was online that nite I decided to say hello and talk to him a little about my experiences as well as others experiences on the site. I really was not looking to become friends with him nor had no interest in meeting/dating him. We talked for a couple of hours the first night and he seemed to be a 'nice' guy, after all he had a gorgeous daughter. The next several days into weeks, he and I chatted and emailed daily for the next three weeks. What started out as a simple, BEWARE OF THIS SITE, turned into my worst nightmare.

In the beginning, we talked about our lives and what we were looking for and how we both felt that God was always a guider in a 'TRUE' love relationship. As emails would come daily and chats were long and sweet, if was very easy for me to start having feelings for someone that truly seemed genuine. When we talked about meeting, he told me that he was in Nigeria on a business trip and that he was going to return to the states in a short two weeks. What is two weeks to wait for a handsome, wonderful man and his daughter. Right?
I never even thought I could be part of a scam. Actually, I have heard of people being scammed but I never thought that this would turn out to be one until the begging for money became demanding for money. The first time that he ask me for money, was in that he needed 'funds' for some food for him and his daughter. He wanted me to send him 150.00, not much right, hey I can do this. However, that week I only had like 200.00 in my account. I sent the 'funds' and never heard not one single thank you or I got the money that you sent and I really appreciate it. I got NOTHING. That should have rang a bell if anything would. So, time went on and it was time for him to come home and we chatted about me picking him up at the airport and how we would spend our time together. However, when he got to the airport, he needed 1000.00 to help him pay for his ticket. Of coarse I was not going to send this guy 1000.00 because I did not have that kind of money. However, after many hours of begging, he got me to send 500.00. This should have been the second warning sign. Sending that amount really set me back in paying my bills and getting things that I had planned for the money. But it was well worth in becasue in 24 hours the man of my life would be home and we could begin our life together. Until, the next day and he did not show. What? You are where? And you didn't leave because? WOW, was I hurt. This brought on the next few days of a 'lovers quarrell' about many different things and how I was so selfish and so self centered. Of coarse I cried and yes he apologized and made me feel good again and that he would be home when I could send him 1000.00. No, I can not and I will not, absolutely not. As he knew that payday week was approaching, he hung in there and I kept telling him that I had many expenses that I would have to pay and would not have the money left to send him 1000.00 like he needed. He told me that he would be home and that he would pay all of my expenses and that we were going to be together forever and I would never have to work again and we could travel and we could make love all nite and we could... well you know the story. On that Friday, I had NO intentions when I left work to send this man money. I had decided that if he wanted to come home to me that he would get home especially since he had 2,000,000.00 in a bank back here in the states. Then on my way home, I got a phone call from a guy that said he was Bryan's best friend and he wanted us to help him get home. He told me that I should not worry about my bills that I would get that as soon as he got to the states and that my future husband would soon be home and we could begin our life together. After talking to this 'friend' for over an hour, my weakness broke and yes I went and sent the money, all 1500.00. My new life would begin in less that 24 hours. I would have a man that would be my future husband and a beautiful young girl that I could love and cherish forever. I cried all that night in utter excitement that soon, real soon that I would be at the airport and I would wrap my arms around my new stepdaughter and new husband to be. The next 24 hours was an extreme night mare. Reality finally hit me of what all my friends had been telling me. I was devastated, I was hurt, I was sick. I don't think that I even have enough words to express how I felt for the next day and a half until that phone rang. Yes it was HIM. Where was he? What happened? Why is he not here with me? And why are we not living happily ever after? Why am I so miserable?
The next few days Bryan and I spent, 'making up' from our nightmare and we still love each other and we will still be together. We just have to get him home. You have to send 4000.00, no just send 2000.00, well I have 1500.00 just sent a 1000.00. NO, NO, NO and oh did I say NO. I do not have any money. None, zip, nothing. Fortunately, for me I was lucky and only lost like 2000.00 and it has set me back in paying my bills and put a little hurt in my life that I will probably never recover from. However, what I want many girls like me to know is, be AWARE. I am a seriously strong independent woman that gives a lot but NEVER would have dreamed that I would send my ENTIRE pay check to someone that I didn't know. After all, I was warned by so many of my friends that from now on I will trust with my life.
My boyfriend's name is Bryan Wesley and he has a 6 year old daughter. A very handsome man with a beautiful daughter. He has a friend name Phillip. Bryan's email is As of today, (February9th) he is still using it and still on yahoo chat under that name. If I can STOP the next vulnerable woman from loosing her money and her heart, this letter was worth sending. I hope that someday, I can make an impact in the lives of women that ALMOST gave all they had to someone they NEVER met. Please, ladies read the stories and LISTEN to your friends.

2012-02-28, 18:55:01   (updated: 2012-02-28, 18:56:59)
This person goes by the name robert jones and email address who is new to black planet website..He states that he is 43 and lives in dansville,VA. He states that he is a owner of a car dealership, and is currently in the uk on business...

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